Women’s Golf: Northwestern finishes fourth in Stanford tournament

Max Gelman, Assistant Sports Editor

Women’s Golf

After recently being named the No. 1 golf team in the country, Northwestern came in fourth at the Stanford Invitational Tournament Tuesday, finishing 17 over par as a team.

The 54-hole tournament featured 17 colleges and spanned three days, beginning Sunday. Sophomore Hannah Kim paced the Wildcats’ effort with a 211 (-2) score, ending the tournament tied for fourth individually.

NU entered six golfers in the tournament overall.

Freshman Stephanie Lau and junior Kacie Komoto each finished in the top 25 for the competition. Lau tied for eleventh at 215 (+2) while Komoto tied for 23rd, scoring a 218 (+5).

Rounding out the Cats’ squad, sophomore Sarah Cho hit 225 (+12), tying for 54th, while senior Kaitlin Park struck a 237 (+24). Freshman Janet Mao, who competed individually and wasn’t eligible for the team score, managed a 219 (+6) and tied for 30th place.

The host Stanford took home the gold, clinching the victory with a 5 under par performance and was the only team to finish the tournament under par. USC finished in second at 2 over par, while UCLA settled for third at 3 over.

NU will have a long layoff until its next competition, an alumni match play in February.

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